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The Aquadyne AD8000HE Bead Filter includes a 2" High Efficiency Control Head with 2" plumbing in and out. This is the same control head and column as used in the AD16000. The only difference is that the column is just 4 inches shorter in length, while maintaining the flow efficiency of the 16000. It is is an excellent choice for a bead filtration system for larger ponds. It can be used with submersible pumps with ease.
The AD8000HE is a High Efficiency version of the AD8000. It is made to offer the added efficiency of a 2" multi-port valve which is further machined to decrease friction loss. The additional efficiency offered by this model will allow an improvement in water flow by about 15% to 20% with low head, high efficiency pumps. It includes the Dynamax Air Assisted Backwash which makes it efficient in all ranges of waste loading. The filter will efficiently filter 8000 gallons of water with up to 165 pounds of fish or other aquatic inhabitants. Even under the heaviest of waste loading, the Dynamax will break up a loaded media bed with ease and the larger media bed is very forgiving of neglect. You can backwash it with as little as 50 gallons of water. In an 8000 gallon pond you will hardly even notice a water loss.
The AD8000HE can also be used as an upsized filter for smaller ponds. This is especially useful when filters need to be left unattended for longer periods of time between backwashing. The AD8000HE can use a very wide range of pumps, single speed, dual speed, variable speed, submersible, low head, high flow or high head.
The AD8000HE is very well suited for applications where ponds or research applications under 8000 gallons need to be heavily stocked. The large media bed allows for an accumulation of beneficial bacteria to consume high amounts of ammonia and nitrite. Also works well for medium to moderately sized aquatic environments for alternative species exhibits.